Wednesday, Nov. 17Marine resources meeting
SKAMOKAWA - The Wahkiakum County Marine Resources Committee is holding an open house at 4:30 p.m., on Nov. 17 at the Skamokawa Grange, 18 Fairgrounds Road. There will be a short discussion about what projects the community can accomplish with the funds appropriated to this new committee. If you have questions call Carrie at 795-3278.
Neptune Classic Movies
LONG BEACH - The Neptune Twin Cinemas offers family and classic movies with no charge for admission, subject to capacity. All family and classic shows begin at 1 p.m. The movie on Nov. 17 is "Boys Town" starring Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney. 1938. 93 min.
Thursday, Nov. 18Tsunami evacuation findings
SEAVIEW - The public is invited to join the University of Washington Hazards Mitigation Institute along with state, local, and tribal emergency management agencies for an open house event to present final project information regarding tsunami vertical evacuation opportunities on the Peninsula. The meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Church Center meeting room in Seaview. Results from the previous Long Beach, Ocean Park and Ilwaco-Seaview meetings held in February and June will be presented. This meeting will be an opportunity for all attendees to participate in an interactive environment and learn about tsunami vertical evacuation. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
Willapa Anglers meet
NASELLE - The Willapa Anglers hold a meeting on Nov. 18 at Hunters Inn in Naselle. Dinner and beverages are available at 6:15 p.m., the meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. The speaker is Irene Martin from Skamokawa, an expert author and lecturer concerning salmon runs on the Columbia River. She has a passion for the fish and maintaining their numbers at catchable levels for both sport and commercial anglers. Martin will discuss the Mitchell Act funding changes. The first of several proposals being seriously presented by NOAA that would eliminate much hatchery funding on the Columbia River, reducing salmon runs from millions to a few hundred thousand wild fish. This would eliminate thousands of fish-oriented jobs and millions of recreational hours of fishing. She will also discuss how this act came to be, how our Columbia River salmon/steelhead fisheries are dependent upon it and how its full obligations have not been met. This is a meeting you don't want to miss.
ILWACO - "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows is the book for discussion at Ilwaco Timberland Library from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Nov. 18 for adults. For more information, call 642-3908.
KLIPSAN - NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group meets every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at Golden Sands Assisted Living at 21608 "O" Lane in Klipsan. Anyone with a mental health condition is welcome to these structured, confidential group sessions led by NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group trained facilitators. For information, call 665-6305 or 665-4421.
OCEAN PARK - DivorceCare, a support group for anyone just separated or divorced for many years, is held each Thursday at 6:30 p.m., at Peninsula Baptist Church, 23802 Pacific Hwy., Ocean Park. This group is not a church-sponsored group. For more information, please call 665-0804.
ILWACO - Thanks to the generous support of the Ilwaco Merchants Association, you can visit the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum at 115 SE Lake Street in Ilwaco on Thursdays free of charge. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. They are closed on Mondays. Bring the family and come see what treasures our local museum has to offer. Call 642-3446 for information.
Friday, Nov. 19Station Camp meeting
CHINOOK - The public is invited to review and comment on the Environmental Assessment for the Station Camp and Middle Village unit of Lewis and Clark National Historical Park beginning at 3 p.m., Nov. 19 at the Fort Columbia State Park theatre near Chinook. The purpose of the project is to protect, interpret and develop this area in a way that facilitates protection of sensitive cultural and natural resources and enhances the experience for visitors through interpretive education, overlooks and other site improvements. The Environmental Assessment is available at www.nps.gov/lewi. To comment e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or mail comments to Attention: Station Camp and Middle Village EA, Lewis and Clark National Historic Park, 92343 Fort Clatsop Road, Astoria, OR 97103.
LONGVIEW - From 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Friday, Nov.19, the public is invited to the Lower Columbia College Student Center cafeteria in Longview to hear Sharnelle Fee, executive director of the Wildlife Center of the North Coast, a bird and animal rehabilitation center, discuss her work. She will bring live birds for viewing, including a brown pelican and spotted owl. If you have questions please call 360-577-7720. All are welcome.
CATHLAMET - St. James Family Center, located at 1134 Columbia Street in Cathlamet, is holding their annual holiday bazaar from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 19 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 20. There will be a variety of international baked goods for sale, vendors will have a wide array of gifts and decorative items, including antiques, jewelry, candles, paintings, pottery, T-shirts, and much more. And you won't want to miss the children's Christmas store for kids under 12, where all items are $1 or less. Plus gift wrapping services are available and you can purchase lunch, dinner, snacks and scrumptious homemade desserts. All proceeds go to St. James Family Center. Call 849-4181 if you need additional information.
Songs at the Gallery
OCEAN PARK - Seven well-known Peninsula musicians bring favorite songs to the Bay Avenue Gallery in Ocean Park from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 19. Accompanied by Barbara Bate, the singers at this free event will be Michael Campellone, Brier Gregory, Pete Hanner, Dennis Howard, Bette Lu Krause, Anja Patten and Rita Smith. For information, call 665-5200 or 665-4421.
Ilwaco food bank
ILWACO - During November, the Ilwaco St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank will be open Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone who needs food is welcome (no identification is required). The food bank is located across from the museum on Lake Street in Ilwaco. Please bring a container.
Time Enough Books
LONG BEACH - The recent publication of "The Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of the Pacific Northwest," by the founding editor of National Geographic Traveler magazine is available at Time Enough Books at the Port of Ilwaco, which is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Their phone is 642-7667. Pick up your copy locally today.
OCEAN PARK and SEAVIEW - Alcoholics Anonymous has two group meetings on the Peninsula. The Ocean Park group meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Ocean Park Methodist Church at 1202 262nd Place on Mondays and Fridays. The second group meets seven days a week at 6:30 a.m., noon and 8 p.m., at 4603 Pacific Highway in Seaview. For more information you can call 642-2902 or go to http://area72aa.org.
Saturday, Nov. 20Santa photos
CHINOOK - Santa is coming to All Season's Kidstuff at 786 SR-101 in Chinook. Santa will be available for pictures from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 20 and from noon to 4 p.m., Nov. 21. Photographer Len Taylor of Digital Media will be on hand to capture this special moment of your child with Santa. This is a charity event benefiting our local Toys for Tots program. In addition, All Season's is collecting new toys for local children in need. Call 777-8697 if you have questions.
OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Lutheran Church at 24002 "U" Street is holding a holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 20. You will find hand-made gifts and crafts, Christmas decorations, plus have the opportunity to buy some goodies at the bake sale, which will include cookies, bread, candy and Lefse. Cinnamon rolls and coffee will be available as well.
PENINSULA - A razor clam dig is scheduled on the Long Beach Peninsula from the Columbia River north jetty to Leadbetter Point on Saturday, Nov. 20 and Sunday, Nov. 21, pending marine toxin tests, with digging allowed between noon and midnight. The best time to start is an hour or two before low tide and it is recommended you take a lantern for evening digs. Low tides adjusted for Pacific beaches those days are as follows: Saturday, Nov. 20, 6:46 p.m. -0.5; Sunday, Nov. 21, 7:24 p.m. -0.7. Harvesters are allowed to take no more than 15 razor clams and must keep the first 15 they dig, regardless of size or condition. Each digger's clams must be kept in a separate container. Licenses are available at numerous local businesses.
Girls' basketball clinics
ILWACO - High school senior Kenzi Wirkkala is holding youth basketball clinics for girls in the third through sixth grade in the Carl Aase Gym over three Saturdays, beginning on Nov. 20. The clinic cost is $35, payable to Ilwaco High School, and includes receipt of a reversible camp jersey and three two-hour sessions. The first session is from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 with registration beginning at 3 p.m. The second clinic will be from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 and the final clinic will be on Saturday, Dec. 11 with the time to be announced. It is not mandatory to attend all three sessions. Lady Fishermen varsity basketball coach Ned Bittner and his staff of Cari Wirkkala Herbertson, Rob Snow and Krystina Frazier will be the clinicians. Varsity basketball players will also assist in the clinic. For more information call Bittner at 244-0263 or Wirkkala at 642-4499.
LONG BEACH - On Nov. 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Nazarene Church at 13th and Pacific in Long Beach there will be a kid's clothes and blanket bazaar. These items are free to those in need. Donations are still being accepted. Call 665-6834 if you can help. This is mothers and grandmothers helping mothers and grandmothers.
LONG BEACH - The Peninsula Stamp Club meets at 11 a.m., Nov. 20 at the Long Beach Grange at 5715 Sandridge Road. Beginners to advanced collectors are welcome. Call John at 642-8732 for more information.
LONG BEACH - The Longest Beach Cribbage Club meets every Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Pioneer Tavern at the corner of Pioneer Road and Pacific Highway. Play is according to ACC rules. The cost is $5, with double elimination and 100 percent payback. Anyone with an interest is invited. For more information call 642-3994.
Sunday, Nov. 21Cold Weather Survival
FORT CLATSOP -Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is pleased to announce the next "In Their Footsteps" free speaker series event. Frank Heyl will be sharing 'Cold Weather Survival; a Way of Life' on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 1 p.m. Heyl, who has written several books on the subject, was the cold weather survival consultant for the construction of the Alaska Pipeline, and served as the principal instructor for military and private survival schools for 23 years. Heyl's presentation includes his own true stories of northwest survival including search and rescue situations. Audience members will receive a practical booklet about surviving cold weather emergency situations. These free programs are held in the Netul River Room at the Fort Clatsop Visitor Center. For more information, call 503-861-2471.
Military officers meet
WARRENTON - On Sunday, Nov. 21 the local chapter of the Military Officers Association of America meets at Dooger's Restaurant in Warrenton. Social time starts at 5 p.m., and dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Active duty, retired or reserve members of the seven uniformed services are eligible for membership. Please call Norm Davis at 503-338-6174 to confirm your reservation.
Peninsula meditation group
KLIPSAN - A meditation group meets on Sundays at 3:30 p.m., in the Golden Sands conference room, off the west entrance. Contact Kim at 642-2916, Jim at 665-3151, or Barb at 665-4421 if you need more information.
PENINSULA - There are meetings four times a week on the Peninsula in both Seaview and Ocean Park, on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays for those interested in the support group Overeaters Anonymous. If you have questions call 665-2535 or Kathleen at 642-8439.
Monday, Nov. 22Al Anon
KLIPSAN - A new Al Anon group meets from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Nov. 22 in the meeting room at Golden Sands Assisted Living Facility. All with an interest are welcome.
Christmas home tour
PENINSULA - Tickets to the fifth annual Christmas home tour benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of the Long Beach Peninsula, set for Sunday, Dec. 12, are on sale now. Tickets purchased in advance are only $20 at the following tour sponsor locations: Adelaide's Books and Coffee, Bailey's Bakery & Café, Boys & Girls Club Admin Office, Deux Chapeaux Apparel and Gifts, Long Beach Coffee Roasters, Oman and Son Builders Supply, Sweet Williams and Time Enough Books. Tickets are also available at the homes for $25 the day of the event. For information call 642-8668 or e-mail email@example.com.
Tuesday, Nov. 23Red Cross training
LONG BEACH - Register by Nov. 23 for the American Red Cross of Southwest Washington reserve corps training set for Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the PUD building (8610 Sandridge Road) in Long Beach. Space is limited to 30 attendees. Register by calling Michael Clark at 503-757-7549 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PACIFIC COUNTY - United Way is collecting coats, blankets and shoes, particularly new children's tennis shoes for distribution to needy children in Pacific County. Drop off locations are as follows: Ilwaco - The Bank of the Pacific and at ShoreBank Pacific; Long Beach - Pacific County PUD, KeyBank, Great Northwest Federal Credit Union and at The Bank of the Pacific; Raymond - Jensen's Furniture, Pacific County PUD, The Bank of the Pacific and at Great Northwest Federal Credit Union; and in South Bend at the Pacific County Courthouse. Distribution places and times will be announced soon. If you have questions or need additional information please call Mary at 532-6260.
ILWACO - Occident Lodge No. 99 meets at noon every Tuesday for a no host luncheon at the Imperial Schooner Restaurant at the Port of Ilwaco. Sojourners are welcome. For information, call Jim at 665-6577 or Norm at 642-2258.
SEAVIEW - The Southwest Pacific County Peninsula Rotary Club meets Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m., at the 42nd Street Café in Seaview. For more information contact Club President Lynn Raymer at 665-2685 or go to www.beachrotary.org.
LONG BEACH - Weight Watchers meets Tuesdays at Edgewater Inn, 409 Sid Snyder Drive, Long Beach. Weigh-in is at 9:30 a.m., and the meeting starts at 10 a.m. For further information, call 800-651-6000 or visit www.weightwatchers.com.
Wednesday, Nov. 24Heritage Days
OCEAN PARK- Grandparents and senior members of the community are invited to an assembly at Ocean Park Elementary School on Nov. 24. Classes will be released at 11:30 a.m., then staff, students and guests will enjoy a lunch and an assembly honoring our local heritage. Call 665-4815 for information.
Big Book meeting
OCEAN PARK - The Ocean Park Big Book meeting is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday at Ocean Park Methodist Church at 1202 262nd Place. All are welcome. For information call Jeannie at 665-3831.
KLIPSAN - Gentle stretch yoga is offered each Wednesday in November from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center. Classes are open to everyone. Call Barbara at 665-5780.
SEAVIEW - A Grief Support Group meets every Wednesday at 11 a.m., in the fireside room at Peninsula Church Center at 5000 "N" Place in Seaview. Call 800-772-1319 if you have questions, or just come to this support group.
ILWACO - Olde Towne Trading Post, the coffee shop across from the heritage museum in Ilwaco, hosts an authors reading group Nov. 24. Writers are encouraged to come share works in progress or published writings, and everyone is welcome to come hear these original stories. Coffee and goodies available at 6 p.m., and readings start at 7 p.m. For more information, call 642-4932.
Neptune Classic Movies
LONG BEACH - The Neptune Twin Cinemas offers family and classic movies with no charge for admission, subject to capacity. All family and classic shows begin at 1 p.m. The movie on Nov. 24 is "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" starring Howard Keel and Jane Powell. 1958. 102 min.
Future EventsCommunity Thanksgiving
LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Elks at 110 Pacific Highway in Long Beach is hosting a free community dinner on Thanksgiving Day. The meal includes turkey and all the trimmings and will be served from noon to 5 p.m. Dinner will be served by Elks members and volunteers. Everyone is welcome. Call 642-2651 if you have questions.
ILWACO - The 5th Annual Community Day of Thanks is set for Nov. 25 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Inn at Harbour Village, 120 Williams Avenue N.E., in Ilwaco. There is no charge for this complete Thanksgiving dinner and all are welcome. This dinner is made possible through generous donations and volunteers. If you would like to donate or volunteer or if you have questions, call 642-5141.
Community tree lighting
OCEAN PARK - You better watch out, Santa Claus is coming to Ocean Park on Nov. 26. At 6:30 p.m., the Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the official lighting of the community tree at the Eagles on Bay Avenue. Students from Ocean Park Elementary will sing Christmas carols. Then Santa arrives at the Ocean Park fire station on Ridge Avenue at 7 p.m. Come visit with Santa, enjoy some hot chocolate, hot cider, cookies and other goodies, and don't forget to bring your camera for a photo with Santa.
PENINSULA - Peninsula Arts Association invites all local residents and all Thanksgiving holiday visitors to attend the 3rd Annual PAA Studio Tour. Twenty-eight artists are featured on the tour, set for Nov. 26 and Nov. 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nineteen locations, from Chinook to Surfside, offer visitors a great way to kick off holiday shopping, meet artists where they work, introduce youngsters to the wide world of art, show off the beautiful peninsula or simply get people out of the house. Free maps to all locations are available at the Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau, Ocean Park Area Chamber of Commerce, Don Nisbett Art Gallery at the Port of Ilwaco, Bay Avenue Gallery in Ocean Park, M&D Designs in Chinook, and at all locations during the event. For more information visit www.beachartist.org.
Holiday gift fair
SEASIDE - Friday, Nov. 26 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Seaside Civic and Convention Center will host a holiday gift fair with more than 80 booths in this professional, juried show. Local artisans who will participate include Ruby Bellissino of Long Beach offering flatware jewelry and wire-wrapped stones; from Chinook will be Terry Branch with fused glass and PMC items and Debbie Pantana with stained glass and cranberry vine wreaths; Ocean Park is well represented with Janet Herring's cranberry baskets, Hank Batten's polished rocks and jewelry, Del Kurtz' Shaker peg coat racks, Lisa Gillespie's sand dollar ornaments and Carol and Ed Thompson's prints on paper and canvas, oriental paintings and copper twisters. Other artisans will show pottery, stained glass, jewelry, home decor, fine art, glassware, tasty treats, toys and much, much more! All are handcrafted and all beautiful! There is free parking and admission is free. Call 503-325-4987 or 503-738-6391 if you need additional information.
Redmen Hall anniversary
SKAMOKAWA - The public is invited to Redmen Hall for the 25th Anniversary celebration of the Friends of Skamokawa's annual holiday open house and bazaar. Both floors will be chock full of beautiful one-of-a-kind items, along with historical displays. Redmen Hall is located at 1394 West State Route 4 in Skamokawa and will be open Friday, Nov. 26 and Saturday, Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 28 from noon to 4 p.m. During December, the hall will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The last day to shop is Sunday, Dec. 19. Opening day, Friday, Nov. 26 includes a performance by Sunrise Fletcher from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday, Rick Nelson will perform from 10 a.m. to noon, along with Donna Gatens-Klint signing "The Magic of the Backwoods Kitchen" from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Then on Sunday, Nov. 28, Bob Pyle will return to sign his newest book, "Mariposa" from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Holidays at the Beach
LONG BEACH - Join the Long Beach Merchant Association and the city of Long Beach in welcoming the holidays with a variety of community activities. On Friday, Nov. 26, all ages are invited to the Neptune Theatre for a free showing of "The Polar Express." On Saturday, Santa Claus comes to town and Mrs. Claus will also be on hand for a various activities designed for young and old alike. Enjoy caroling and the tree lighting ceremony Saturday evening. To find out more, call 642-4221 or visit http://holidayslongbeach.com.
Feed the Hungry
LONG BEACH - The 10th Annual Holiday Bazaar to help feed the hungry is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 at the Edgewater Inn on Sid Snyder Drive in Long Beach. The money raised will be donated to Peninsula FISH Emergency Services in Ilwaco. Donations will be accepted at the door, or you can mail a check or money order to Peninsula FISH Emergency Services, P.O. Box 484, Ilwaco, WA 98624. For information, call 484-3945.
LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Grange at 5715 Sandridge Road is holding a Christmas bazaar from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Nov. 26 and Nov. 27. Don't miss this event where you are sure to find lots of great bargains, plus they will be serving chili and chowder all day for a small fee.
Indoor Market @ Port
ILWACO - Beginning Nov. 27, come to the Port of Ilwaco where your favorite Saturday Market vendors will offer an indoor market at the Port each Saturday through Dec. 18. For information you can visit www.portofilwaco.com or call 783-1143.
Relay for Life
LONG BEACH - The local Relay for Life kickoff event begins at 6 p.m., Dec. 1 at the Chautauqua Lodge in Long Beach. All with an interest in participating in this wonderful annual event are invited to come learn more. Call Lacie at 783-2094 if you have questions.
Celebration of Lights auction
ILWACO - Ocean Beach Hospital Foundation's Celebration of Lights, the annual live and silent auction that benefits patients and programs at Ocean Beach Hospital, will be Friday, Dec. 3 at the Long Beach Elks Lodge. The silent auction begins at 6 p.m., the live auction starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free, but the foundation requests that guests bring a canned food item that will be donated to area food banks. Spiced cider, wine, hors d'oeuvres and festive live music from local musician Greg Parke will be part of this year's holiday event. Auction items include original works and limited editions from local artists, a variety of gift certificates from merchants and restaurants, jewelry, custom quilts, home and garden items, gift baskets and decorated Christmas trees and wreaths. For more information, contact Julie Oakes at 642-6350, or Alan Craft, foundation director, at 642-6461.
Remember the Magic
OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Signs proudly presents the fourth edition of the Christmas lights and music program "Remember the Magic" at 29011 "H" Street in Ocean Park. (North of Joe Johns, and south of 295th on the ocean side.) The hour-long program plays three times every night from Nov. 29 through Dec. 26 starting at 5:30 p.m., and repeating until 8:30 p.m. Christmas Eve will run an additional show and stay on until 9:30 p.m. New this year are more lights and some new music. Listen from your car on our neighborhood broadcast station playing on 89.5 FM. The show is free to all. Donations for the South Pacific County Humane Society are greatly appreciated. Parking is limited, so share the ride with your neighbors, please be courteous with your headlights, and be aware of traffic. Come and watch the lights dance. Call 665-0174 if you need any additional information.
LONG BEACH - Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3721 in Long Beach will hold their combined November and December membership and business meeting at 7 p.m., Dec. 2 at the Elks Lodge located at 110 Pacific Avenue in Long Beach. For information, call 642-1228.
Moose Lodge Bazaar
OCEAN PARK - The Women of the Moose, Lodge No. 2362 at 25915 "U" Street in Ocean Park, are hosting their annual fundraising bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4. Everyone is welcome. Call Alice at 665-3037 for information.
Crab Pot tree
ILWACO - At 5 p.m., on Dec. 4 at the Port of Ilwaco, the world's tallest crab pot Christmas tree will be lit. In addition there will be Christmas carols led by Crysline Butters. At 6 p.m., the annual lighted boat parade will take place, with Mr. and Mrs. Claus in attendance, and Astoria Opry Company's Scrooge and Elf Choir caroling. Then at 7 p.m., the Peninsula Players present "Blitzen," a Christmas story for everyone. Call 783-1143 if you have questions.
RAYMOND - From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, the Willapa Relay for Life is holding their 2nd Annual Christmas Bazaar at Raymond High School commons. Spaces are available for vendors for $25 and one raffle item. To register or for more information contact Kelsey Martin at KelseyM@raymond.k12.wa.us or call 942-2474.
Community museum day
ASTORIA - Bring a can of food or make a cash donation for free admission to the Columbia River Maritime Museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4 as part of community day at the museum. The day includes a variety of engaging activities for the whole family. Crafts will focus on a few of the diverse cultures that depended or worked on the Columbia River. Included will be a sea monster puppet show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the opportunity to design a Chinese dragon puppet, create a button blanket, craft Scandinavian ornaments, make rope, watch a net mending demonstration, talk with Sunset Amateur Radio operators and much more. Plus historic films will be shown throughout the day in the Kern Room. For a complete schedule of events call 503-325-2323 or go to www.crmm.org.
B&B open house
PENINSULA - The annual holiday bed and breakfast open house event is set for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 11 and Dec. 12, with Boreas Bed and Breakfast, China Beach Retreat, A Rendezvous Place and the Shelburne Inn. Come tour these local bed and breakfast facilities and sample their warm hospitality. Charitable donations on one canned food item per party will be accepted and distributed to a local food bank. Call 642-8069 if you have questions.